AutoIt Extension for Visual Studio Code
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AutoIt for Visual Studio Code

Welcome to the AutoIt extension for Visual Studio Code! This has been forked and developed from Damien122's release.

Features | Configuration | Keyboard Shortcuts | Contributing


  • AutoIt Syntax highlighting

  • IntelliSense (code hints and completion)


  • Launch, compile and build scripts from VSCode

  • Launch AutoIt Help for highlighted text

  • Symbol search, press Ctrl+Shift+O to see where Functions and Variables have been declared in the current script



By default, this extension is set up for the default installation of AutoIt and SciTe4AutoIt on a 64-bit system. For alternate setups, you can access the user settings by navigating to File-> Preferences-> Settings or invoking the command palette (Ctrl+Shift+P) and searching for Preferences (example), and changing the following options:

Config Description Default
autoit.aiPath Path to AutoIt Executable "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\AutoIt3.exe"
autoit.wrapperPath Path to AutoIt3Wrapper "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3"
autoit.tidyPath Path to Tidy "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\Tidy\Tidy.exe"
autoit.checkPath Path to AutoIt Syntax Checker (Au3Check) "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\AU3Check.exe"
autoit.helpPath Path to AutoIt Help "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\AutoIt3Help.exe"
autoit.infoPath Path to Au3Info Executable "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Au3Info.exe"
autoit.kodaPath Path to Koda Form Designer "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\Koda\FD.exe"
autoit.showVariablesInGoToSymbol Determines whether to show or hide variables when using Ctrl+Shift+O (added in v0.1.9) true
autoit.includePaths Paths to look for include files from, in an array. (added in v0.1.9) ["C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Include"]

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Run Script: F5
  • AutoIt Check: Ctrl+F5
  • Compile Script: Ctrl+F7
  • Build Script: F7
  • Run AutoIt Help: Ctrl+F1
  • Run Au3Info: Ctrl+F6
  • Debug to MsgBox: Ctrl+Shift+D
  • Debug to Console: Alt+D
  • Run Koda: Alt+M


Run, Compile and Build Script functions require the full install of SciTE4AutoIt3 alongside AutoIt.


Check out the code, leave feedback and feature requests now on GitHub/loganch

Please fork the repository and contribute using pull requests.

Features | Configuration | Keyboard Shortcuts | Contributing